Aretha Franklin: Queen Of Soul Becomes Empress Of Food

Plans to be a hit in the kitchen!

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Aretha Franklin is finally facing retirement over health issues — but insists she’s really just changing careers!

The 293-pound singer, 74, plans to leave the stage and head to the kitchen to work on her frozen food line!

“I’d say that within the next year or so, I’m going to be retiring,” admitted the legendary singer, who recently canceled a string of concerts due to health problems.

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But the music legend says she won’t be slowing down!

“I want Aretha’s Foods to be like Sara Lee,” she proclaimed, gushing about her rice and shrimp dish.

“And I do what I call a monster — a monster is like a hit, so I do a monster of great chicken and dressing. I’m going to be doing some good cooking!”